Monday, April 27, 2009

The Bug

You'll be hearing a lot about the swine flu, I fear. Not much time to dwell on the particulars, but I do find it interesting that the conditions for a bad flu bug - overcrowded mega-urban centers like Mexico City - have existed for decades. Only now, as the negative mood of this enormous bear market is getting into swing, are we seeing a potentially major epidemic. Curious if nothing else, and right in line with what socioniomics would theorize...

Swine Influenza (Flu)

Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the United States. Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection also have been identified internationally. The current U.S. case count is provided below.

Investigations are ongoing to determine the source of the infection and whether additional people have been infected with swine influenza viruses...

UPDATE: xkcd is spot on with this comic. Remember how "the Information Economy" and "connectivity" was going to make us all smarter?

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